Every traveler knows that the most useful gadget one can use is their smartphone. Thanks to advancements in technology, a cell phone can now be used for travel booking, itineraries, maps, and just about anything you would need while going on a trip. Because there are an endless amount of apps out now, I have compiled a list of apps that are extremely useful while traveling, so you will not have to spend hours deciding which ones fit your needs and which ones will just take up space.
GateGuru- This multi-purpose app keeps track of your flight, itinerary, tracks your travel, as well as gives you access to rental cars, restaurants, and airport information. This is an all-in-one app that is a staple for any traveler.
Hipmunk- This app is a travel booking app for flights and hotels, but unlike other booking services, this application is geared towards budget-weary travelers and includes accommodation choices from AirBnB and Homeaway.
Perfect World Clock- If you are traveling to a location with a different time zone or need to stay in touch with people in different locations than you, this app in useful because it shows the date and time for places all over the world.
Wi-Fi Finder- This app finds free or public Wi-Fi hotspots in over 144 countries worldwide. This app lets you filter your results by location or provider and also works both online or offline.
iVox by Comfi- Calling internationally is expensive, but this app allows you to call abroad for cheap rates (there is even an option to call for free if you are calling to another iVox user). This app makes calls using either VoiP (WiFi/3G/4G) or local numbers.
XE Currency- It is easy to get confused while converting your money to another form of currency, but this app takes away the confusion for you. XE Currency connects to your smart phone’s internet so it is able to keep up to date by updating as soon as new exchange rate information becomes available.
If you have not already heard of these applications, I hope you download them and find these apps useful on your travels!